PASS North – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 4/22/18

Last updated: April 23, 2018 at 14:25 pm
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Curtis Gerry back in victory lane at Oxford Plains Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Curtis Gerry made his way by race dominator Cassius Clark with four laps to go and drove away to win the PASS North opener at Oxford.

 

The Finish: 

1 7G Curtis Gerry
2 13 Cassius Clark
3 7 Travis Benjamin
4 60 DJ Shaw
5 41 Tracy Gordon
6 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
7 94 Garrett Hall
8 14 Scott McDaniel
9 12G Derek Griffith
10 50 Jeff White
11 7L Glen Luce
12 73 Joey Doiron
13 2 Gabe Brown
14 59 Reid Lanpher
15 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
16 51 John Peters
17 00 Bryan Kruczek
18 93CT Ray Christian III
19 77 Nick Reno
20 40VT Nick Sweet
21 5M Dillon Moltz
22 4 Ben Rowe
23 15 Mike Hopkins
24 54B Jarrett Butcher
25 61 TJ Brackett
26 81 Dan Winter
27 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
28 4ME Brad Babb
29 54 Johnny Clark
30 60B Tim Brackett
31 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
32 25 Shawn Knight
33 40 Dan McKeage

 

The Skinny: Polesitter Travis Benjamin jumped out to the early lead before Nick Sweet took command on a lap 5 restart.  Benjamin took the lead back on lap 27, but surrendered the lead to Cassius Clark four laps later on lap 31. Clark dominated the middle portion of the race before Gerry was able to charge and get by him with four laps to go.

 

Winning Quote: “I have no idea, honestly.  The setup works every time we come back here.  We don’t change it and we don’t fiddle with it. To win three in a row starting with the (Oxford) 250 is unreal.” – Curtis Gerry

 

Winning Crew Chief: “Team Effort”

 

Winning Chassis: Distance Racing

 

Winning Shocks: ARS

 

Winning Engine: Lawrence Crankshaft

 

On the Move: Gabe Brown drover from his 30th starting spot to finish 13th, a gain of 17 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Dennis Spencer, Jr. started 10th but made an early pit stop and retired from the event early, finishing 31st.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Cassius Clark won last night’s 50-lap Super Late Model weekly feature at Oxford.

-Six-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark will be making his season debut here today.

-Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. told Speed51.com that he’s been battling an illness this week but feels ready to go here today.

-Dave Farrington, Jr. enters today’s race after winning the season opener at Wiscasset Speedway (ME) on Saturday.

-Ben Tinker (PASS Modifieds) and Tyler King (Street Stock) scored feature wins prior to the PASS North 150.

 

Starting Lineup:

Pos # Driver
1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 40VT Nick Sweet
3 7G Curtis Gerry
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 13 Cassius Clark
6 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
7 40 Dan McKeage
8 54 Johnny Clark
9 60 DJ Shaw
10 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
11 61 TJ Brackett
12 59 Reid Lanpher
13 54B Jarrett Butcher
14 12G Derek Griffith
15 51 John Peters
16 50 Jeff White
17 73 Joey Doiron
18 41 Tracy Gordon
19 14 Scott McDaniel
20 7L Glen Luce
21 94 Garrett Hall
22 00 Bryan Kruczek
23 4ME Brad Babb
24 77 Nick Reno
25 93CT Ray Christian III
26 4 Ben Rowe
27 81 Dan Winter
28 60B Tim Brackett
29 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
30 2 Gabe Brown
31 15 Mike Hopkins
32 5M Dillon Moltz
33 25 Shawn Knight

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
3 40 Dan McKeage
4 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
5 54B Jarrett Butcher
6 50 Jeff White
7 14 Scott McDaniel
8 00 Bryan Kruczek
9 93CT Ray Christian III
10 15 Mike Hopkins
11 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 40VT Nick Sweet
2 13 Cassius Clark
3 54 Johnny Clark
4 61 TJ Brackett
5 12G Derek Griffith
6 73 Joey Doiron
7 7L Glen Luce
8 4ME Brad Babb
9 60B Tim Brackett
10 81 Dan Winter
11 25 Shawn Knight

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 7G Curtis Gerry
2 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
3 60 DJ Shaw
4 59 Reid Lanpher
5 51 John Peters
6 41 Tracy Gordon
7 94 Garrett Hall
8 77 Nick Reno
9 4 Ben Rowe
10 5M Dillon Moltz
11 2 Gabe Brown

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
2 7 Travis Benjamin
3 54B Jarrett Butcher
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 00 Bryan Kruczek
6 40 Dan McKeage
7 50 Jeff White
8 14 Scott McDaniel
9 15 Mike Hopkins
10 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
11 93CT Ray Christian III

 

Heat 2

1 40VT Nick Sweet
2 4ME Brad Babb
3 54 Johnny Clark
4 61 TJ Brackett
5 12G Derek Griffith
6 13 Cassius Clark
7 73 Joey Doiron
8 25 Shawn Knight
9 60B Tim Brackett
10 7L Glen Luce
11 81 Dan Winter

 

Heat 3

1 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
2 7G Curtis Gerry
3 77 Nick Reno
4 51 John Peters
5 5M Dillon Moltz
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 2 Gabe Brown
8 4 Ben Rowe
9 59 Reid Lanpher
10 41 Tracy Gordon
11 94 Garrett Hall

 

Consolation Race Unofficial Results:

1 93CT Ray Christian III
2 4 Ben Rowe
3 81 Dan Winter
4 60B Tim Brackett
5 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
6 2 Gabe Brown
7 15 Mike Hopkins
8 5M Dillon Moltz
9 25 Shawn Knight

 

Consolation Race Lineups:

Consi #1

1 93CT Ray Christian III
2 60B Tim Brackett
3 4 Ben Rowe
4 15 Mike Hopkins
5 81 Dan Winter
6 5M Dillon Moltz
7 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
8 2 Gabe Brown
9 25 Shawn Knight

 

Car Count: 33 PASS North Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

# Driver
00 Bryan Kruczek
2 Gabe Brown
4 Ben Rowe
4ME Brad Babb
5M Dillon Moltz
7 Travis Benjamin
7G Curtis Gerry
7L Glen Luce
12G Derek Griffith
13 Cassius Clark
14 Scott McDaniel
15 Mike Hopkins
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
25 Shawn Knight
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
40 Dan McKeage
40VT Nick Sweet
41 Tracy Gordon
46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
50 Jeff White
51 John Peters
54 Johnny Clark
54B Jarrett Butcher
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
60B Tim Brackett
61 TJ Brackett
73 Joey Doiron
77 Nick Reno
81 Dan Winter
93CT Ray Christian III
94 Garrett Hall
97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

 

Qualifying Format: There will be three 15-lap PASS North qualifying heats and two PASS North consolation races to set the field for today’s race.

 

Event Schedule: Racing begins at 2 p.m. with Street Stock heats. That will be followed by PASS North Super Late Model heats and PASS Modified heats. The Street Stocks will race a 50-lap feature prior to the PASS North consi. The 40-lap PASS Modified feature will lead into the PASS North Honey Badger Bar and Grill 150.

 

Who to Watch For: Curtis Gerry enters today’s race red hot after winning the Oxford 250 and PASS North finale at Oxford Plains last year.  Cassius Clark will also be one to watch after he scored the 50-lap Super Late Model win Saturday afternoon.  Of course, you also can’t count out defending PASS North champion Travis Benjamin, who is always strong at Oxford.

 

Title Fight: Derek Griffith and DJ Shaw are tied for the series points lead after the opener at Thompson (CT).

 

The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located in Oxford, ME.

 

Weather: It’s a great Spring day for racing in Maine with temperatures in the low 50s and a slight breeze.

 

Next Series Race: PASS North will make their first stop of the season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) next Saturday, April 28.

 

Speed Central: PASS North 150 at Oxford Plains (ME)